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Starter Compass

sku# 27204250900000

Product Description

The Silva Starter 1-2-3 is an ideal choice when introducing map & compass skills or the world of orienteering.

The Silva Starter's base plate is sized for children's smaller hands. 
  • The clear baseplate makes map reading and course plotting easy.
  • Lanyard hole


  • 2° dial graduations
  • Inch and millimeter scales for measuring distances
  • Lanyard hole


  • The Silva System: Easy as 1-2-3
  • system 1system 1
    Place your compass on the area map with the Base Plate edge connecting where you are with where you want to go.
  • system 2system 2
    Set the compass heading by turning the compass Dial until the “N” aligns with Magnetic North (MN) on the map.
  • system 3system 3
    Remove the compass from the map and hold it level in front of you with the Direction of Travel Arrow pointing straight ahead. Turn your body until the red end of the Needle is directly over the Orienting Arrow, pointing to the “N” on the dial. The Direction of Travel Arrow now points precisely to your destination. Look up, sight on a landmark and walk to it. Repeat this procedure until you reach your destination.
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